UCL Energy Institute


UCL Energy Institute director chairs low carbon event

30 November 2011

UCL Portico

UCL Energy Institute director Tadj Oreszczyn was among the Chairs of an event hosted by The Centre for Law and the Environment and UCL Public Policy exploring the governance of the technologies in moving to a low carbon economy.

The speakers, Chiara Armeni and Maria Lee from the Faculty of Laws, and audience explored the complex governance challenges associated with capturing the carbon savings potential of technological innovation, as well as the ways in which publics might engage with climate change technologies. Any technology is embedded in its social context, and the public in their diverse roles (as citizens, consumers, members of communities) play unavoidable and important roles in the adoption, proliferation and impact of climate change technologies.

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn was joined at the event on Wednesday 24 November by fellow Chairs Yvonne Rydin (UCL Bartlett and Environment Institute) and Simon Lock (Science and Technology Studies).